Knowing Your Rights

Knowing your rights as a tenant in and around the city of Boston is key to successful off-campus living. Check out the Boston Rental Housing Center's website for more information regarding your rights as well as reciveing FREE mediation involving housing-related disputes. Also, don't forget to stay up-to-date about Massachusetts Laws from both a Landlord and Tenant perspective.


Moving to an off-campus apartment or commuting to campus can be an exciting time in a student’s life. Living off-campus is a very different experience than living on-campus. Groceries need to be bought, rent needs to be paid and it’s up to you to become engaged in your community. You can choose your own roommates, move to your favorite neighborhood and cook your own meals. These are a few of the new challenges and responsibilities for you to tackle as an off-campus student and the Off-Campus Housing Office is here to guide you every step of the way.

Off-Campus Student Behavior Policy

While off-campus and commuter students do not live on-campus, they are still a part of the Suffolk community. As an off-campus Suffolk student living in the city of Boston, you are sharing your environment with a number of other stakeholders. The university expects that you will be a positive representation of the institution based on the choices and actions that you make in your living space.